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Poster: Telexer Date: Mar 18, 2015 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how to improve the Beta version of the Dead Archive

Chris U. , thanks for starting this thread. Hopefully the Beta developers will see it.

I like the Beta overall, but I have a few nits to pick.

Missing functions in the beta (or at least I couldn't figure out how to do it)

1) Cannot sort by show average rating (number of stars)
2) You can sort shows by Date Descending by clicking the DATE link but...
- Cannot sort by Date Ascending
3) I liked the old list format of showing one page of shows at a time, and having page number links to jump to.
- Example: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next Last
- This way I can pick Stream Only shows (ie Soundboards), sort the list then jump around the years
- The Beta method just keeps making the list longer and longer as you scroll to the bottom on the page (get too long and unweildly)
- and when the beta script lengthens the page list, some shows get out of date sort order (annoying)
4) Would be nice to display the stars rating of shows even when SHOW DETAILS checkbox is not checked.
5) "Transferred by" shows up in the list currently but not in the beta. I like to use that to find my favorite show editors (ex looking for shows edited by Charlie Miller )
6) Not sure why you show all the waveform graphics in the Collection list view. Maybe its for audiophile types, but I don't get it.

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Poster: Chris U. Date: Mar 18, 2015 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how to improve the Beta version of the Dead Archive

"6) Not sure why you show all the waveform graphics in the Collection list view. Maybe its for audiophile types, but I don't get it."

That is an incredibly silly waste of valuable real estate, if you ask me.

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Poster: Telexer Date: Mar 18, 2015 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how to improve the Beta version of the Dead Archive

Yeah, page real estate used and the page has a cluttered look, kinda distracting. And when the show has some associated graphic, they post that image which takes up a lot more page real estate, and I don't see the value add.